Weekend Activities

Our weekend activities embrace the world both on and off campus. You’ll take advantage of our proximity to major cities like Philadelphia and New York, and we also value the richness of diversity that exists on campus. On a given weekend, there might be opportunities to explore mural arts in Philly, collaborate to build a raft, make empanadas, design a creation for a fashion show, or solve a mystery on a New York City visit.

The George School campus provides 240 acres to experience and explore. Students can practice yoga, use the ropes course, try their hand at archery, participate in campus scavenger hunts, enjoy Live Music Weekend, stargaze on South Lawn, and grab some snacks to watch an outdoor movie with their friends in the William Penn Auditorium. Community members make the most of weekends at George School, and there is something for everyone!

Our Young Alumni

Christian discovers that coming together as a community happens naturally, easily, and fast at George School.

More to Explore

George School Celebrates Lunar New Year

George School students celebrated the Lunar New Year with festivities starting on Monday, February 4, 2019 and lasting throughout the week. Events included a day-long celebration in the Barash Room, a community celebration in Main Lobby, and a trip to Philadelphia’s Chinatown.

Planning in a Pandemic: Student Life

Planning activities that keep teenagers safe and engaged is a difficult job at any time, but during a pandemic it is even more challenging. We recently sat down with Director of Student Activities, Shari Rossmann, for a “virtual” face to face conversation to find out what George School boarding students have been doing this fall and what to look forward to throughout the year.

Healing Dialogue Through Monologue

On Friday, February 19th and Saturday, February 20th, 2021 George School theater students performed Talking With..., a play consisting of monologues ranging from laugh-out-loud funny to others hard to listen to.

Plans for 2021-2022

August 27-29: Opening Days
September 3-5: Explore GS Outdoors
September 10-12: Explore Bucks County
September 17-19: Team Challenge Weekend; IB Science Retreat
September 24-26: C.O.W.W. Weekend
October 1-3: FRIGHT-fest Weekend
October 8-10: Open Doors
October 15-18: Family Weekend; Fall Break; NYC
October 22-24: Harvest Weekend
October 29-31: Halloween; Tech Weekend
November 5-7: Fall Theater; Diwali
November 12-14: Get to Know Philly
November 19: Fall Departure
December 3-5: Interfaith Weekend
December 10-12: Holiday Dance and Dorm Traditions*
December 17: Holiday Departure
January 7-9: Wellness Weekend
January 14-16: Trashion Show

January 21-23: Multi-Cultural Film & Food Festival
January 28-30: Live Music Weekend
February 4-8: Lunar New Year; Ski Club Trip
February 11-13: Valentines Weekend; Tech Weekend
February 18-20: Winter Musical; Ski Club Trip
February 25-27: Quaker Con
March 4-6: TBD; Ski Club Trip
April 1-3: C.L.U.E. (Central Main, Lower Drayton, Upper Drayton, East Main Dorms) Weekend; Climate Action
April 8-10: UMOJA Weekend
April 15-17: Passover; Easter; Nowruz
April 22-24: Dance Eclectic; Sibling Weekend
April 29-May 1: Student Council Weekend
May 6-8: Alumni Weekend; LASO Weekend
May 13-15: Film Festival
May 20-22: Spring Theatre Performance
May 27-30: Commencement; Study Weekend

*On “Closed Weekends” boarding students are not permitted overnight absences and are expected to stay overnight in the dorm. Such weekends exist to allow students to come together and share in the special activities created for these weekends. A “Closed Weekend” does not mean students cannot leave campus; day trips are permitted. Day students are welcome to attend activities on campus during these special weekends. If you have any questions, please contact the Deans’ Office at deans@georgeschool.org or 215-579-6589.